Sailing, Baltic Sea

AUGUST 2007 – A vintage Bianca 27 sailing yacht ploughs through the rough Baltic Sea near Kopenhagen, Denmark on a sunny, windy afternoon. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

We spent a week with the father-in-law on his vintage sailing yacht. Starting in Kopenhagen, Denmark, we’d sail the Baltic Sea with our final destination of Heiligenhafen, Germany.

This photo is from the third leg between Kalvehave and Gedser. The wind was blowing strongly, the sun was shining, and we had a terrific time putting the old lady to good speed.

This was a difficult shot as the boat was rocking the waves which would be calling for a short exposure time, but I wanted to capture the dynamic of the waves, which called for a long exposure. I settled with 1/80 sec which I could hold steady while still getting a nice motion blur from the waves.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time07-AUG-2007, 15:22
LocationBaltic Sea, Denmark
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM
Exposure1/80 sec at f/16
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4883 x 2937 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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